Green Pioneer Named to SBTC

Green Pioneer Named to SBTC CINCINNATI, OH - Green building pioneer and Co-Founder of Green Builder® Media, Ron Jones, has been selected as a member of the recently formed Sustainable Building Technology Committee (SBTC) of the International Code Council (ICC) charged with developing the initial draft of the newly announced International Green Construction Code, or IGCC. Committee meetings will commence later this month and are scheduled to continue through January 2010.

Jones, a licensed general contractor for more than 25 years, served as Chairman of the consensus committee that developed the National Green Building Standard™ (also known as ICC 700-2008) which was approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in January of 2009.

As part of his duties with Green Builder® Media, Jones has worked with a wide variety of trade groups, government agencies, and building product manufacturers such as the Whirlpool Corp. (NASDAQ:WHR), Kohler, and MASCO (NYSE:MAS). He is the only person to have served on the Boards of Directors of both the U.S. Green Building Council and the National Association of Home Builders.

"I am honored to be selected as a member of the SBTC and excited to be part of the effort that will result in this model green building code. Providing this platform for public policy to ensure a more sustainable future for everyone is a special opportunity. I am grateful to be allowed to participate," Jones said.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and ASTM International are cooperating sponsors for this important project and will have visible participation in the development process. Public information will be available throughout at www.iccsafe.org/IGCC.

Green Builder® Media, LLC is the leading media company in the North American residential building industry focused on sustainable development. Green Builder Media's flagship publication, Green Builder magazine, is the fastest growing publication in the building industry. With a comprehensive suite of media offerings, Green Builder Media helps building professionals prepare themselves for the new green economy.

The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety, fire prevention, and energy efficiency, develops the codes to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties, and states choose the International Codes, building safety codes developed by the International Code Council.
Source: Green Builder Media

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